Collaborative Robots

Universal Robots’ gold edition cobot giveaway

Universal Robots’ gold edition cobot giveaway

To celebrate the sale of 25,000 cobots worldwide, Universal Robots is giving away its first and only Gold Edition cobot, shipped free of cost, to the lucky customer who orders the 25,000th cobot. With its joints painted in a rich, gold-coloured finish, this Gold Edition cobot is a refreshing take on Universal Robots’s iconic blue […]

By April 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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Seeking opportunity in ‘Robopocalypse’

Seeking opportunity in ‘Robopocalypse’

We’ve heard it all before. Robots ‒ those elusive job munchers ‒ are making their way to an office near you. And the message is clear: they are smarter than you, they are cheaper than you, and they won’t vie for the corner office… like you. If it’s not YouTube, it’s our friends at TED […]

By December 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

The ability to respond quickly and efficiently to rapidly changing customer demands is a key consideration in factory and process automation applications. Designed with this in mind, the new CPX-E modular control system from Festo delivers flexible, compact control coupled with high levels of compatibility to help engineers and machine builders deliver Industry 4.0-ready automation […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Sewtec rebrands and reveals five-year growth plan

Sewtec rebrands and reveals five-year growth plan

Robotics specialist Sewtec has announced its intention to double turnover to £32m in five years as the company initiates a growth plan following a successful management buyout (MBO) in August last year. Based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, the high technology company designs and manufactures factory automation systems for global blue-chip clients in the food, pharmaceutical, […]

By April 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Güdel linear tracks expand robot envelopes

Güdel linear tracks expand robot envelopes

Placing a robot on a track greatly expands its operating envelope, potentially allowing it to tend multiple machines or to transfer materials across much greater distances. Will Bourn of Güdel explains how linear tracks can be used in many innovative ways to expand robot work envelopes in three dimensions. We are all used to seeing […]

By April 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Brillopak outlines opportunities with robotics

Brillopak outlines opportunities with robotics

David Jahn, director at packaging automation specialist Brillopak, examines how robotics can help food manufacturers and packhouses to seize the opportunities presented by disruptive packaging trends. Environmental concerns have been a consideration in packaging development for some years, but events in recent months have brought about a paradigm shift on packaging sustainability. Blue Planet II’s […]

By April 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Online sales show no sign of slowing and the growth is driving demand for fulfilment operations to pack and ship all those ordered goods. The work is repetitive, however, and requires high accuracy to reduce costly errors or returns. That means that jobs in picking and packaging items for shipping aren’t particularly desirable, especially in […]

By March 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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